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obama visits new jersey with my new favorite governor, chris christie. it's time to start talking about the president's chances in florida on tuesday. we're just getting started in "the war room," stick around. stay tuned for the answer. (vo) brought to you by metlife. >> obama: what i can promise you is the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> jennifer: president obama and new jersey's republican governor, chris christie visited the state today. governor christie is a high-profile surrogate for mitt romney, but you wouldn't know it from his praise of president obama. >> had a good someday with him. and i'm aware of all of the atmospherics, i'm not in a coma but the fact is, i don't care. when you have the responsibility that i have, it's much bigger than politics. >> jennifer: which brings me to my point. now my dad has always been my favorite republican. it pains me to say that he is going to be voting for mitt romney, dad. i have tried and tried, but there's no p
visual endorsement of chris christie. chris christie is obviously not endorsing barack obama in any explicit way, but he said a lot of kind things about the president in the last 48 hours. you have a bunch of centrist kind of pseudo republicans, who knows where they are politically, but the cumulative effect i think is powerful. >> is there obama momentum right now, chuck? you score these pretty straight right down the middle. >> it's funny. i call it -- there's sort of the campaign insider's zeitgeist, if you will, and there's this assumption whether you heard haley barbour say it publicly, i talked to strategists on both sides, on the republican side worry about it privately and the democratic side hopeful for it. they think there's some sort of bounce for the president on sandy. nobody can point to any metric yet to prove this, but when you think about where things were a week ago, a week ago there was this assumption that, boy, all the intangibles here at the end were going to -- >> let me -- >> -- to romney. now it feels there's intangibles that may favor the president. >> i ge
. governor chris christie says the damage to the state's beaches is, quote, overwhelming. today, governor christie will tour the devastation with president obama. the republican governor who has campaigned steadily for mitt romney raised eyebrows by praising the president's response to this crisis. we'll take a look at the politics in play. but first, more importantly, we'll focus on the devastation, the damage along the jersey shore. michael holmes is in toms river. that's on the jersey shore. he joins us by phone. very hard to get a live shot out of there right now. michael, describe the jersey shore. what are you seeing? >> reporter: damage in barrier island. it's quite a sight, i can tell you. there's a mile-long queue of emergency vehicles, tractor trailers, four-wheel drive, heavy earth-moving equipment, buses loaded with rescue workers, fire truck, rescue truck, national guard is all here, all lined up on this side of the bridge waiting for the green light to head across and on to those barrier islands you've seen extraordinary pictures of. they're going to go over there, set up a
with governor chris christie, one of mitt romney's biggest supporters. more from abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has forced the president to cancel his appearance at seven campaign events. but he may have gotten something more valuable. >> you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? >> reporter: the opportunity to lead and be seen leading. with new jersey's republican governor chris christie at a shelter in bringhamtine, new jersey. >> hang in there. >> thank you. >> reporter: there is was a most public display of bipartisanship, a trait many undecided voters profess to love, one sorely lacking in washington, d.c. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> governor christie throughout this process has been responsive. he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> reporter: the president seems confident his campaign manager said they have the math. romney's campaign the myth. polls out had the president up in two of the states the presi
. the sprint to the finish. if you don't run, chris christie will be the president. >> we begin with the coverage of hurricane sandy. others there is death, devastation and speaking with reporters this afternoon. new jersey's republican governor christie continued to talk about the importance of bipartisan cooperation. >> in moments like this. there are not democratic and republican neighbors who have been affected by this storm. our job is to work together to return new jersey to normalcy as quickly as possible. that is what people expect of us now. >> back on the campaign trail the president echoed governor christie in wisconsin. >> there are no democrats or republicans. fellow american peoples, leaders working to fix what is broken. neighbors helping neighbors and communities rallies to rebuild. a spirit that says, in the end we are all in this together that we rise or fall as one nation as one people. >> as for where the recovery stands tonight around 4.6 million homes and businesses without power. that is done from 8 million after the storm. wnbc here in new york reports th
chris christie of new jersey toured the destruction on the jersey shore right near atlantic city. the mayor of atlantic city joins us this morning. let's talk specifically, sir, and thanks for joining us this morning, about the damage that's happened to atlantic city. you have the iconic boardwalk, you have the casinos, you have lots of hotels. fill me in on how atlantic city is faring. >> well, let me tell you that the boardwalk did suffer some major damage, but property can be replaced. the good news is in atlantic city and in atlantic county, that there was only one fatality. and when i say "only," i don't mean to minimize that fatality, one is too many, but given the catastrophic nature of this storm, i think we were blessed and spared that on the human side in terms of loss, there was one fatality and no real serious bodily injury to report. on the property side, a much different story. there is catastrophic damage all through the atlantic city, particularly on the boardwalk. >> as often is the case, i think some of the poorest neighborhoods got the worst damage spop where d
and massive flooding turning the casino town into a raging river. governor chris christie calling the damage simply unthinkable. even before it made landfall the storm did not spare states further south. residents of maryland, delaware, washington d.c., in northern virginia among the millions of people up the coast all the way to maine without power. the superstore slamming into new york city, flooding in some ways and tunnels with record -- a record surge of seawater that breached the city's downtown electrical system, including that supporting wall street. the new york stock exchange and the markets closed for a second straight day with much of the city still paralyzed at this moment. the eastern seaboard literally littered with homes watched from their foundations, streets filled to the rooftops with cars filled with water. in one case, a blazing inferno in queens, new york, a blaze that destroyed more than 80 homes in one community. fema officials say, sandy is not anywhere near being over either end as of right now this storm is moving inland, and dumping more than a foot of snow in wes
job. i think chris christie was trying to do his job. i also think that chris christie understands that he faces re-election in a pretty democratic state, and obama understands that he faces re-election next week. those are political realities. they're politicians, and they don't deny that. but they were doing their jobs, and i think christie's role here, as i'm sure you know as a former governor, it was a big deal for christie to come out and do what he did. that also really hurt romney. >> eliot: yes, that was the political maneuver of the week. he played it perfectly. switch gears for a moment. i don't want to say that anything is over and done, but the president is comfortable. the united states senate, a pivot or blocking position for the past couple of years. any particular race there that you think is interesting that has evolved that is demonstrative with what in our politics over the last couple of months? >> i think there are several. the north dakota race there is a good chance. i think missouri, claire mccaskill has a good chance to hold her seat. the most important rac
. he was on the phone with governors and mayors all up and down the eastern seaboard. chris christie, the governor of new jersey, his state was hardest hit. he had made some very favorable comments. over the last couple of months they made some really favorable comments. so, here is a moment in which a president can show great leadership, an opportunity to demonstrate the power of the white house or incumbency, or he can screw it up and bought everything, losing the election because of it. he is probably tilting towards the leadership right now. there have not been any serious critiques of the obama handling of the storm in the aftermath. what is mitt romney to do? he is in this middle place, where there is no role for an opposition candidate. no accepted script for what one of these candidates is supposed to do when one of these storms come along. there is a risk for both sides and a benefit that advantages obama more than mitt romney. >> governor romney will be in florida for these three rallies. also, vice-president joe biden. there it is. we will show you governor romney in flori
of images to rival the president touring the disaster zone with chris christie today, romney introduced by the popular former governor jeb bush and marco rubio and resumed the rally rhetoric. >> i believe this is the year for us to take a different course. i will bring real change and real reform. >> in florida, the latest quinnipiac poll gives the president a one-point neng the margin of error. the real clear politics average of recent polls have romney up over a point. in virginia, quinnipiac has the president up two and in a virtual tie. but real clear politics average there shows romney up half a point. in ohio, the challenge remains. quinnipiac shows five-point lead. and the real clear politics average has obama up 2.3 points. romney trying to expand the playing field to include pennsylvania, michigan, where thage in recent polls has chunk for obama. team obama scoffs. >> i will shave off my mustache of 40 years if we lose any of the three states. >> in pennsylvania, romney pulled to a virtual tie. the president has edge in margin of error according to a flank and marshall poll. in
even had republicans, including the prominent republican chris christie, praising him for his efforts, so all around praise for the president. in reacting to this, he's able to look the part, and people seemed to react to what he was doing. >> well, let's talk about that reaction because we just learned that even mayor bloomberg has somewhat endorsed president obama, and as you just mentioned, i mean we've seen sort of a bromance, right, between governor krit tee who has been such a supporter of romney and now barack obama. i mean he has been ee fusive in his praise of the president. what is your sense as to what effect that may have on this election? >> mitt romney has been trying for the longest time to be a bipartisan, even post-partisan leader, and mitt romney is now seeing barack obama play that role in real life. chris christie to go out of his way in praising president obama and then mayor bloomberg's endorsement. mayor bloomberg epitomizes the idea of someone beyond party labels. so for him to come off the sidelines now and cite president obama on his position on climate chang
governor chris christie has been one of mitt romney's most full-throated supporters in this election. a new article from "politico" says there was a reason for it. political reports says governor christie was mitt romney's initial choice for his running mate but he and his advisers then changed their mind short before the announcement was made. thinking governor christie might have put him in an awkward position this week as he and president obama worked very closely together in the recovery effort following hurricane sandy. stay with us for more from democracy plaza. the show place of msnbc's wall-to-wall coverage of decision 2012 here on "weekends with alex witt." [ female announcer ] think you need to go to a department store counter to treat your toughest skin concerns? join the counter revolution and switch to olay pro-x to see results in 28 days. anti-aging results so you look up to 12 years younger. reduce the look of pores and fight red acne for clearer skin get cleansing results as effective as a $200 system no matter what your skincare issues you'll see results in 28 days guarante
of service for another four-five days due to flooding. new jersey gov. chris christie said the devastation on the jersey shore is some of the worst they have ever seen. >> president obama was scheduled to share the podium with former president bill clinton. vice president biden was able to attend an event can stand in for him as president obama had to coordinate an emergency response to the storm on the east coast. >> the present and i want you to know he wanted to express his regrets for not being here but he is doing the job a president should be doing. >> they are shown in a tight race. romney had to make some changes to his schedule to avoid the hurricane. vice president biden will travel to wisconsin to attend events. all plans are subject to change due to weather conditions. >> sandy is another devastating hurricane by all accounts and a lot of people are going to beat facing some really tough times as a result. >> romney is donating his campaign bus to deliver supplies to people affected by hurricane sandy. >> newspapers called brad schneider is a tax laughable. >> freshman re
and left that new jersey governor chris christie has said favorable things about the obama administration's efforts in those early days after hurricane sandy. republicans worried that christie saying anything favorable about obama is politically disloyal need to remember that a governor's first responsibility is to his or her state and its people. those in the media looking to determine political winners and losers in this situation should stop. we republicans ought to be proud of public officials who, like christie, are faithful to the job they're elected to do. thank you, haley barbour. thank you, alex, for picking that. >> the governor of mississippi during katrina. >> he would know. and it all stops, right, in time of crisis? >> almost two minds of that. >> why are you of two minds about that? >> on the one hand, haley barbour did go through the crucible of katrina and bonded with his state and recognized the importance of federal and state cooperation. on the other hand, the notion that haley barbour's big giant brand not having to think about politics, i'm a little skeptical of. >>
to get the hell off of the beach, new jersey governor chris christie is warning residents not to underestimate sandy's strength. >> i can be cynical as any of you. but when the storm comes as bad as they predecict it would be. you will wurb you were not sinial. >> if you are ordered to evacuate do so . cover windows and secure the outdoor furniture and things we all heard and nice reminders. in addition to buying weather radios. femo recommends down loading their app. >> a lot of people have things that could be projectiles. cute scarecrow named mole bring it n. >> at a they are calling if frankenstorm. >> and go on line to foxnews.com, at any time. >> this store store dealing with nation's national security. authorities in indonesia busted a terror plot. even militants are in custody. they are accused of planning atax on a slew of western targets including our u.s. embassy there. david piper is following the news for us. >> hi, harris is an attack for indonesia and that country's security forces managed to stop it with swift intervention. the cargets and the u.s. embassy
. >> they replaced online fundraising solicitation to links to the red cross. romney has been in touch with chris christie of new jersey and bob mcdonnell of virginia. natural disasters spotlight and test the incumbent response. often overshadowing the political challengers. the latest gallup national tracking poll shows romney at 51% and president at 46. in ohio, which could decide the election, a new rasmussen tracking poll has romney ahead 50 to 48 in a buckeye state virtual tie yet there obama leads by two points in the real clear politics average of the recent ohio polls. romney went ahead with afternoon rally in iowa, but that is it for at least a day as the campaign takes a backseat to the storm. romney closing argument for final stretch is dubbed day one, job one, referring to the economy. he promises tax relief. north american energy independence. to repeal obamacare, block military cuts and balance the budget among other things. all of that is on hold. romney tonight will spend overnight in dayton, ohio, returning there without planned or scheduled campaign events tomorrow. it will like
in that state. governor chris christie said the damage is, quote, unthinkable and some of the worst that he's ever seen. now, the jersey shore was particularly hard hit. homes flooded and destroyed, boardwalks in several beach towns were swept into the ocean. tonight the full extent of the damage there is still not known. in new york city, a 14-foot surge of sea water swelled into the streets of new york city. authorities say that at least 18 people have been killed. all three major airports in new york are still closed. the subway system is completely shut down. the mayor of new york, bloomberg, said it may take days before it's going to be up and running again. now, fox newschannel's own jamie colby is standing outside the brooklyn battery tunnel in manhattan where the governor toured the damage not too long ago. jamie, you've been there all day. what's the situation now at this hour? >> reporter: you know, sean, good evening to you. i had a chance to survey the damage with governor cuomo, and it is pretty incredible to see it up close and personal, but before we talk about the businesses
in that state. governor chris christie said the damage is, quote, unthinkable and some of tsohe worst he has ever seen. the jersey shore was particularly hard hit. homes flooded and destroyed. boardwalks and several beach towns were swept into the ocean.ce the full extent of the damage is not known. in new york city, a 14-foot surming of -- surge of sea water swelled into the streets of new york city. authorities say at least 18 people have been killed. all three major airports in new york are still closed. the subway system is completely shutdown. the mayore of new york bloomburg said it may take days before it is up and running again. now fox newschannel's jaime colby is outside the brooklyn battery tunnel where andrew cuomo toured the damage not long ago. jaime, have you been there all day.ti what is the situation at this hour? >> sean, good evening to you. i had the chance to survey the damage with governor cuomo. and it is pretty incredible to see it up close and personal. but before we talk about the businesses that are closed and the electricity that is out and the people that have be
island. for four days we heard governor cuomo and senator schumer and mayor bloomberg. chris christie what a great job they're doing in northeast with the hurricane. they're not doing a great job. fema is bailing. fema wants to help out, should come in here with generators, plug them, in get gas stations up and running and people can live their lives again. get generators to get the power going. then you won't see the people dumpster diving or waiting for lines to get gas. >> andrea: i want to get bob in here. what about the politics of it? we're four days away from an election. should president obama be doing more than photo op in new jersey and one in the war room? >> bob: let me get the marathon out of the way. the fact it's in central park is more insidious. what you are doing is picking out isolated incidents here. there were 8.5 million people out of electricity when it was at its peak. 3.8 million without electricity. they cut in half number without electricity. fema is doing math job. fact of the matter is this has been, this is one of the most massive storms, storm surges we
of the worst damage is along the jersey shore where floods and outages prompted governor chris christie to postpone halloween. alison harmelin is in atlantic city. >> reporter: anita, a clear sunny day here at the jersey shore only made it so much more evident that the destruction is everywhere. president obama arrived in new jersey for a closeup look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor christie over devastated areas of the state where superstorm sandy hit with full force. record storm surge took out atlantic city's boardwalk. in the tiny beach community of long port, new jersey, the storm surge brought the beach literally right onto the main street. there are feet and feet of sand piled up as if it were a snowstorm. they came out bikes to see the devastation. >> never saw sand like that. that's due to the storm surge i think. >> reporter: further up the jersey shore this is what's left of the famous boardwalk in seaside heights. the storm lifted homes off their foundations and crumpled up boats. in the town here, fires continued to burn, on a stream of natura
. we don't have the supply coming in. governor chris christie gave authorization for the gas stations to buy that supply from out of state. it's not usually done to alleviate the problem. it's going to take time. we were running out of gas as well. we were going to shoot gas stations with a long line, by the time we found one, we were out of gas as well. tempers were flaring. take a look and listen to how people were dealing with it. >> i have to make three trips to this gas station. >> a little tank, you have to fill it up three times. just to get home. it still might not make it. >> any other gas stations with gas? >> no other gas stations with gas. >> i'm broke down. i'm stranded. i can't get home. no gas. >> reporter: this affects everybody from delivery cabs to people delivering food to people wanting to get home. i don't think the problem is going to be alleviated anymore soon. you mentioned mta, there are a few trains back online. commuter railroads as well. southern manhattan, it's still dark around me. the best way of action, either because it's forced upon you or because you
be that recovery. >> the controversy of governor chris christie. some said he should redeclare his support for governor romney prior to tuesday. do you think that is important? would you like to see that? >> no, i know who chris supports. he supports mitt romney. i understand what happens when the president came there. the reality is the president did in the first couple of days of hurricane sandy the president did keep his eye on the ball and did h help, new jersey, and new york and elsewhere. last couple of days, awol on that as well while people are suffering. bodies being discovered. gas lines where people are shooting my goodness and the president of the united states runs off to nevada once again being the campaigner in chief rather than the commander in chief. which s what happened in benghazi. the president's focus is on the cam tape and not on protecting american lives and not getting to the answers of what happened to those people who were slaughtered in benghazi. he s campaigning rather than acting as commander are in chief. >> greta: you bring up benghazi again. i note that gov
, governor chris christie will join him. vice president joe biden will be in ocala, florida, later beginning at 3 p.m. eastern on our companion network, c-span. a little bit later, it's the republicans' turn. a pair of ohio politicians will rally for mitt romney, rob portman and john kasich. you can see the event live at 5:30 eastern also on c-span. and a little bit later it's the nominee himself, mitt romney will speak in jacksonville, florida, joined by former golf jeb bush at the event. also on c-span live at 8 eastern. >> you know, indiana's made incredible progress in the last eight years. we've honestly balanced budgets during all those years, we've become the fiscal envy of the country, and now we have the largest budget surplus that we've ever had in our history. it's going to make it possible for us to strengthen our budget reserves, and i believe we can cut taxes for every hoosier. but, john, you just said that we pay for things in indiana, okay? but when you were speaker of the house, for five of the six years that you were running the statehouse, indiana ran deficits. when mitch
governor bob mcdonald and chris christie, two republican governors negating to call governors who are democrats overseeing tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people who could be impacted. was that a bad quote-unquote call no pun intended to make, chip? >> no, i don't think so. everybody is on the same page here. this storm is historic, and we don't know exactly. there's no precedent to this. the president set the right tone in his conference. i think governor romney called the two republican governors that he knew and he's friends with. he's been through it before but on a smaller level in massachusetts when he was governor. it's important for them to get out. i don't think it's a bad political call. the only thing you can do bad over the next seven days is be too political on this. that's the real question. >> let me quickly say because i know keith wants to get in on this. you call your friends. your friends are the american people, not just those with republican governors with all due respect? >> i don't think anybody was questioning this was a partisan phone ca
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